Nissan Motor and Nissan Motorsports International have cancelled the 2021 NISMO Festival. In a statement issued from Yokohama this morning, The Japanese automaker said: “The decision was made to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of fans, participating teams, exhibitors, and Nissan and NISMO employees. Nissan and NISMO regret and understand the disappointment caused to all the fans who were looking forward to the event.” It was the second year running that the event was cancelled. (See AutoInformed on Nismo and Williams to Develop High Performance Cars)
The annual festival in Japan, billed as a fan appreciation event, has been held in the off-season. This year’s festival was to have been the 23rd After last year’s event was cancelled, the organizers had hoped for it to go ahead this year and had been watching the situation closely.